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Try to imagine the perfect tropical landscape, and you will probably conjure up almost exactly the scenery that surrounds Phuket – unspoiled white-sand beaches, enchanting underwater worlds, ancient rain forests, and dramatic limestone cliffs. There are also hundreds of exotic birds, rare plants and flowers, animals in their natural habitats, colorful coral reefs, and awe-inspiring vistas. Easily accessible from Phuket as daytrips, these locations often represent the road less traveled. Southern Thailand’s natural wonders draw millions of visitors each year, but at their farthest reaches – trekking on jungle trails, immersed in the ...

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